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Ebuyer Sat Nav only £43.49 inc del. Can use Tomtom software.
Ebuyer Sat Nav only £43.49 inc del. Can use Tomtom software.

Ebuyer Sat Nav only £43.49 inc del. Can use Tomtom software.

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This has been listed before and the price tends to be just under £50 + del. I've been looking to get a cheap 2nd satnav so have been keeping an eye on it and noticed today it is down to £43.49 including free delivery.

It comes with turbodog software (which some people like, but not many) but can be changed to use other software such as tomtom. I've bought this unit previously and it is a great little unit. My father-in-law was very sceptical about it after using tomtoms for years but is well pleased with it.

It can also be used to play mp3 and mp4 files and comes with a 2gb sd card - which can be upgraded to 4gb.

The instructions to change software are very simple and links can be found in the ebuyer reviews.

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The 4.3" (widescreen?) version is only £49.99 ebuyer.com/pro…473

Hello,

Where does it say that 2GB card is included ?

Technical Specifications:
Centrality Altas III AT640 372 MHZ
Win CE.NET 5.0 Operating System
64MB Internal Memory
Built -in GPS high sensitivity receiver and Antenna
Audio Jack/Earphone 3.5mm
3.5inch 76K colour TFT display touch pannel
Sirf star III built in GPS Receiver
PC interface: USB1.1/2.0
SD card expansion slot (up to 4GB)
Built-in speaker
Built-in rechargeable Li-ion 1500 mAh battery
Dimensions: 78mm(H)*97mm(W)*16mm(D)
Weight:170g box : 660g
Satellite reacquisiton Time Accuracy:100ms
Channel: up to 20
Position Accuracy:up to 3m possible
Approvals: RoHS, FCC, CE

In the Box
USB Transmission Cable
Car Charger
Windshield Mount
Device Holder
Earphones
User Manual
Warranty Card

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mallard1976;7020851

Hello,Where does it say that 2GB card is included ?



Hi, I'm saying that from experience having already bought two of these.

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joylove;7020841

The 4.3" (widescreen?) version is only £49.99 … The 4.3" (widescreen?) version is only £49.99 http://www.ebuyer.com/product/167473



Personally I don't think it is worth paying an extra 15% for widescreen on a sat nav. All you get to see is more to the side of your route - extra height would be better than width :oops:

I think the same with computer monitors - unless you watch a lot of tv or movies widescreen is a pain in the @rse as when your using your computer you spend a lot more time scrolling down than you do across.


Just my personal thoughts.

Where does it say that 2GB card is included ?



the maps come on the card

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I have this. brilliant vfm and card was included. tomtom was a cinch to put on.

Can someone please explain about putting tomtom software on - does that effectively make this a cheap tomtom then, or is there more to it than that?

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Orinoco1;7021502

Can someone please explain about putting tomtom software on - does that … Can someone please explain about putting tomtom software on - does that effectively make this a cheap tomtom then, or is there more to it than that?



Yep, I got one of these for someone who definitely wanted tomtom and he is very happy with it. The bits that receive the signals are the same as in a tomtom. Also the sites that give you the software also have up to date maps so you can update these as you like, at no cost.

Obviously I wouldn't recommend doing anything illegal or owt.

How do you install tom tom on this?

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Wotan;7022061

How do you install tom tom on this?


google - not allowed to discuss here

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If you look through the ebuyer review there are links as well.

Thanks

Cheap_n_Nicety;7020951

Personally I don't think it is worth paying an extra 15% for widescreen … Personally I don't think it is worth paying an extra 15% for widescreen on a sat nav. All you get to see is more to the side of your route - extra height would be better than width :oops:I think the same with computer monitors - unless you watch a lot of tv or movies widescreen is a pain in the @rse as when your using your computer you spend a lot more time scrolling down than you do across.



Agree with the first comment, as I don't find I look at sat nav screens much at all - after all, the whole point of voice directions is that you should not need to look much once the route is planned!

Don't find it an issue with a computer monitor, in fact the bigger the better as the window you are reading, surely you adjust to suit whatever your personal preferences on size & shape are anyway; and with some software, it is a positive benefit to put lesser used controls in their windows to the sides to be out of the way of the immediate line of sight, and not obscure the work area, yet remain still handy enough for easy use.

I think the bigger screen is definitely worth it.

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anewman;7023493

I think the bigger screen is definitely worth it.


how do you know its a bigger screen though

e.g. a 5" widescreen is smaller than a 5" standard one

Cheap_n_Nicety;7020951

Personally I don't think it is worth paying an extra 15% for widescreen … Personally I don't think it is worth paying an extra 15% for widescreen on a sat nav. All you get to see is more to the side of your route - extra height would be better than width :oops:I think the same with computer monitors - unless you watch a lot of tv or movies widescreen is a pain in the @rse as when your using your computer you spend a lot more time scrolling down than you do across. Just my personal thoughts.



Agreed, TomTom on my old windows mobiel always looked better on my protrait windows mobile 5.1 phone. However, the maps and the GUI is wrtiien for a Widescreen layout, and it looks wrong on 4:3. More importantly is 3.5" is tiny, too small to be easy to use.

Cheap_n_Nicety;7020951

Personally I don't think it is worth paying an extra 15% for widescreen … Personally I don't think it is worth paying an extra 15% for widescreen on a sat nav. All you get to see is more to the side of your route - extra height would be better than width :oops:I think the same with computer monitors - unless you watch a lot of tv or movies widescreen is a pain in the @rse as when your using your computer you spend a lot more time scrolling down than you do across. Just my personal thoughts.



I agree with your thoughts. I also only use 4:3 format on my widescreen laptop and the rest is wasted (and uses more power unnessessarily). You practically have only a 13" screen on a 15.4" laptop.

I'd love to know whether a 4.3" is higher than a 3.5" screen. I shell go into a shop and find out because if it is not, than a 3.5" is better because it uses less power and extends the battery life, which is pretty low on all satnavs.

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joylove;7024387

Agreed, TomTom on my old windows mobiel always looked better on my … Agreed, TomTom on my old windows mobiel always looked better on my protrait windows mobile 5.1 phone. However, the maps and the GUI is wrtiien for a Widescreen layout, and it looks wrong on 4:3. More importantly is 3.5" is tiny, too small to be easy to use.


so you agree widescreen isnt worth the extra or that it is? :w00t:

4:3 is the normal, 16:9 is widescreen :thinking:

pet2000;7024716

I agree with your thoughts. I also only use 4:3 format on my widescreen … I agree with your thoughts. I also only use 4:3 format on my widescreen laptop and the rest is wasted (and uses more power unnessessarily). You practically have only a 13" screen on a 15.4" laptop.I'd love to know whether a 4.3" is higher than a 3.5" screen. I shell go into a shop and find out because if it is not, than a 3.5" is better because it uses less power and extends the battery life, which is pretty low on all satnavs.



4.3" sat nav 480x272
3.5" sat nav 320x240

4.3" is much better to look at IMO, but as another poster says, as you drive you usually listen and just glance at the screen if you're unsure.
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